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Dispatch returning to Madison Square Garden
If you live in the United States and you had dreams of seeing Dispatch on tour this year, you better book your tickets to New York City.
Dispatch will be returning to Madison Square Garden in NYC on July 10th and 11th, with special guests Dr. Dog (Friday) the John Butler Trio (Saturday) in order to shine a light on the issue of hunger in America. In fact, "DISPATCH: HUNGER" will be the only place in all of North America to catch the band in 2015, and they're promising to make it an epic weekend with the hopes fans will travel from near and far to grab tickets.
A special password protected presale began on Friday, January 16 for the band's newsletter subscribers and those who RSVP'd to the DISPATCH HUNGER Facebook Event. Those tickets were for the original concert date, July 11th. But four days later, a second show was added due to overwhelming ticket demand and booked for July 10th.
The band put a statement on its website saying, "We couldn't be more honored to be coming back to The Garden in July. These two shows will be our only appearances in North America this year and no additional shows will be announced. We hope to see you there."
Dispatch has partnered up with area hotels and transit to offer deals to fans coming into Manhattan for the July concerts, so be sure to take advantage of the special pricing when booking your tickets.
Dispatch disbands, reunites (Updated December 12, 2012)
When 166,000 fans show up for your farewell concert, chances are it really won't be your last performance as a group. Or at least it wasn't for Dispatch, a New England jam band which debuted in 1996 and called it quits in 2004 in front of a massive crowd at the Hatch Shell in Boston. Having staged several reunion shows, the band ended a seven-year hiatus in 2011 when they announced a national tour and finally released brand new music.
An indie outfit consisting of Brad Corrigan, Pete Francis and Chad Urmston, Dispatch came together while all three were attending Middlebury College. Their music was influenced by several genres, most notably folk-rock, reggae and funk. By the time the members of the band graduated, their live show was in high demand and the guys gained a following outside of New England thanks to early peer-to-peer file sharing programs like Napster and LimeWire.
As an indie group, Dispatch put out four studio albums. The last, "Who Are We Living For?" was followed by a nationwide tour that fueled tension among the band members. They announced plans for an indefinite hiatus after a nationally televised performance on late-night TV, and gave a free show in Boston on July 31, 2004 they called "The Last Dispatch." The event was said to be the largest concert in independent music history, and was eventually released as a three-disc set (two CDs, one DVD) later that year.
After several charity and volunteer events, Dispatch reunited in 2011. Not only did the band tour on its own, they also joined the Dave Matthews Band on the DMB Caravan.
Dispatch will embark on a European tour in 2013, including stops in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The tour kicks off January 23.
|Album name||Release date|
|Dispatch - EP||2011|
|Zimbabwe - Live at Madison Square Garden||2008|
|Four Day Trials||2004|
|All Points Bulletin||2004|
|Under the Radar||2002|
|Gut the Van||2001|
|2000-06-09: The Wetlands: New York, NY, USA||2000|
|Who Are We Living For?||2000|
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date city state venue 04/08/2015 Marrickville Factory Floor 04/07/2015 St Kilda Prince Bandroom
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date city state venue 08/02/2014 Nantucket MA Tom Nevers Field 07/31/2014 Bridgeport CT Seaside Park 06/20/2014 Neuhausen ob Eck Baden-wurttemberg Flugplatz Neuhausen ob Eck 06/18/2014 Zurich ZH Komplex 457 06/17/2014 Graz Styria PPC 06/16/2014 Graz Styria PPC 05/17/2014 Stanford CA Frost Amphitheatre 03/29/2014 Phoenix AZ Margaret T. Hance Park 03/28/2014 Phoenix AZ Margaret T. Hance Park 02/07/2014 Gainesville FL Flavet Field
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date city state venue 06/29/2013 Milwaukee WI BMO Harris Pavilion 06/27/2013 Rothbury MI Double JJ Ranch 06/23/2013 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 06/21/2013 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 06/20/2013 Telluride CO Telluride Town Park 06/16/2013 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 06/15/2013 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 06/08/2013 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 06/01/2013 Chicago IL UIC Pavilion 05/31/2013 Ozark AR Mulberry Mountain 05/30/2013 Birmingham AL Sloss Furnace 05/29/2013 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 02/04/2013 Dortmund NW FZW 02/03/2013 Lingen NI Alter Schlachthof 02/02/2013 Amsterdam ?? Melkweg 01/30/2013 Frankfurt Hesse Batschkapp 01/29/2013 Hamburg HH Grunspan 01/28/2013 Copenhagen Danish Capital Regio Vega House Of Music 01/28/2013 Copenhagen Lille Vega 01/26/2013 Berlin BE Huxleys Neue Welt 01/25/2013 Stuttgart Baden-wurttemberg Longhorn Sonntag 01/24/2013 Stuttgart Baden-wurttemberg Longhorn Sonntag 01/23/2013 Vienna 9 Sick Travellin' Tour @ Arena
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date city state venue 10/12/2012 Atlanta GA Fox Theatre 10/12/2012 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 10/11/2012 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall 10/09/2012 Upper Darby PA Tower Theater 10/08/2012 Toronto ON Sound Academy 10/06/2012 Boston MA Agganis Arena 10/05/2012 New York NY Radio City Music Hall 10/03/2012 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 10/02/2012 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 10/01/2012 Minneapolis MN Orpheum Theatre 09/29/2012 Broomfield CO 1St Bank Center 09/28/2012 Broomfield CO 1St Bank Center 09/26/2012 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 09/22/2012 Portland OR Roseland Theater 09/21/2012 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 09/20/2012 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 08/15/2012 London Hmf KOKO 08/14/2012 Edinburgh Edinburgh The Liquid Room 08/12/2012 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/10/2012 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 06/10/2012 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 06/07/2012 Manchester TN Manchester Farm
Dispatch Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 09/04/2011 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 09/03/2011 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 09/02/2011 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 09/02/2011 Troutdale OR McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor 09/02/2011 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 08/30/2011 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 08/28/2011 University Park PA Bryce Jordan Center 08/28/2011 New York NY Governors Island 08/27/2011 New York NY Governors Island 08/26/2011 New York NY Governors Island 06/26/2011 Boston MA TD Garden 06/25/2011 Boston MA TD Garden 06/24/2011 Boston MA TD Garden 06/21/2011 Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 06/18/2011 Harrison NJ Red Bull Arena 06/17/2011 New York NY Terminal 5 06/12/2011 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 06/11/2011 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 06/08/2011 Chicago IL Jay Pritzker Pavilion 06/07/2011 Chicago IL UIC Pavilion 06/05/2011 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 06/04/2011 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 06/03/2011 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre